You manage to go days, weeks, months, perhaps even years without noticing; when you walk into your room, you ignore the detritus that has become your ecosystem. These trinkets are important, you keep telling yourself; that’s why they have to stay on the shelves. These teddy bears and old birthday cards will surely come in handy one day.
And then, as startling as walking into a glass door, you look around and realize: where did all this stuff come from? Why am I still clinging onto these possessions when they’re just gathering dust?
In this way, you must also regard your words.